B. Morris Allen’s story “To the Wild Sea” was published in Metaphorosis on Friday, 2 September 2022.
I woke up one morning with the whole central poem in my head, drawn from a dream I couldn’t remember, except that it had something to do with telepathy. Now, I recognize that I’m not a great poet, but this poem was so clear in my head that I wanted to do something with it, and I formed the story around it. Some readers have found the ending too subtle (or too opaque), but I’d note note that the world it takes place on is all about assimilation. Sarosh’s husband may not quite as completely vanished as it seems. Unfortunately, she doesn’t seem to notice.
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